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Jerry J. Thomas class of 1975 inducted into The Country Music Association Hall of Fame

November 13, 2015 by Jerry J Thomas Brownstead (Register to contact)

On Oct 28th 2015 The Country Music Association of Texas elected class of 75 member Jerry J. Thomas to it's Hall of Fame in Spring,Texas. Most of us remember Jerry as Jerry T. Brownstead. Jerry is also to be inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta,Georgia on Nov.28th,2015. Jerry and his wife Jaye reside in Crossville,Tennessee. Jerry has written many songs throughout his career with such notables as T.Graham Brown,Diane McCall,Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr. He performs throughout the U.S. as well as Canada and Europe. He began his career in music as a member of the Van Zant entourage of the Lynyrd Skynyrd,38-Special,Johnny Van Zant Band era. Congrats to our classmate on a job well done..

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Friday Editorial: A true celebration of the open mind

December 7, 2017 by Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionThe lawmakers did so, Barnett said, despite being told by federal meteorologists that the idea was a scam — and that it wouldn't work. “It was neither the first nor the last time that politicians would listen to the influential ill-informed over their ...

FSCJ, KIPP sign agreement to promote attending, completing college

November 15, 2017 by Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionCurrently 260 KIPP alumni attend 25 area high schools. Three KIPP Through College counselors serve them through high school and into college, said Erin Almond, senior manager of the effort. One of those alumni, JaNya Stephens, a Robert E. Lee High ...

Eagles score huge upset of Generals

November 15, 2017 by Clay Today Online

JACKSONVILLE - In the “Backyard” at Robert E. Lee High School, the Fleming Island High Golden Eagle “lights-out” defense would lead the way with a pick-6 interception by Eugene Oglesby, a fumble recovery for touchdown by Jack Surgeoner and a pair of ...

40 years ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes in Mississippi

October 20, 2017 by WJXT Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Oct. 20, 1977, three days after Lynyrd Skynyrd released its fifth album, "Street Survivors," lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, their assistant tour manager and two pilots died and dozens ...

Robert E. Lee high school name change brings students to tears

October 13, 2017 by The Grio

The GrioA San Antonio high school voted Monday to change the name of the school from Robert E. Lee High School to LEE High School. LEE stands for Legacy of Educational Excellence. The school made the decision in an effort to distance itself from it's ties to ...

Jacksonville woman celebrates 104th birthday

September 26, 2017 by WJXT Jacksonville

WJXT JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fay Giorgetti hit a major milestone Tuesday that most people don't see -- she celebrated her 104th birthday. Giorgetti, who graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, worked throughout Jacksonville during the Great Depression ...

Doris M. Bailey remembered for her love of family

September 25, 2017 by Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Daily RecordDoris M. Bailey, whose father founded the Financial News & Daily Record more than a century ago, died in hospice care Saturday. She was 87. Mrs. Bailey was born March 11, 1930, in Jacksonville. She attended Robert E. Lee High School and Piedmont ...

'Robert E. Lee' lettering taken off Jacksonville high school sign

August 24, 2017 by ActionNewsJax.com

ActionNewsJax.comSeveral letters were pried off the sign. An officer with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found several of the letters resting on top of the brick sign. The spray-paint had also been cleared from the glass. JSO learned that a church group that meets at ...

Name temporarily removed from Robert E. Lee High School sign

August 24, 2017 by ActionNewsJax.com

ActionNewsJax.com“I think it should always remain Robert E. Lee, home of the Generals,” said Stinson. Duval County School District police reports say on Saturday, several of the letters in Lee's name were pried off and spray painted to look like they were crossed out ...

Robert E. Lee High School sign vandalized in Jacksonville

August 24, 2017 by News965

News965The marquee in front of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville was vandalized on Thursday. According to WOKV News, some of the letters were removed from the sign, and the word “racist” was spray-painted on it. The Duval County School District ...

Vandals pry letters from Robert E. Lee High School sign

August 24, 2017 by WJXT Jacksonville

WJXT JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Seven metal letters were removed from Robert E. Lee High School's name on the sign in front of the school and the word "racists" sprayed in red paint on plexiglass on one side of the sign, according to Duval County police. Police ...

Robert E. Lee High School sign vandalized

August 24, 2017 by WOKV

WOKVJacksonville, FL - The marquee in front of Robert E. Lee High School has been vandalized. Duval County School District Police reports obtained by WOKV show some of the letters were removed from the sign, and the word “racist” was also spray-painted on ...

Why Robert E. Lee's name is missing from the sign at this Jacksonville high school

August 24, 2017 by Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-UnionAn area church apparently cleaned off the paint before school board police arrived, one report states. The remaining letters were removed by district maintenance staff, district officials said. Lee's name remains on the school gymnasium's outside wall ...

Fight to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School resumes

August 19, 2017 by mySanAntonio.com

mySanAntonio.comConfederate monuments nationwide are controversial, vilified and ardently defended. The national argument over racism, white Southern culture and what lessons America should learn from the Civil War is growing louder — and it's returning to Lee High ...

Robert E. Lee High School in TX asked to change name

August 18, 2017 by WTXL ABC 27

WTXL ABC 27"Going through old Robert E. Lee High School yearbooks and seeing Confederate flags and Confederate cannons, and seeing people waving them," said DG Montalvo, Minister of Social Justice. Mike Warner entered the school as a junior in 1958. He was a part ...

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